Wivell, Edward James (1856-)

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Wivell, Edward James
Wivell, Edward James (1856-1889)
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Artist; Photographer; Dancing Teacher
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A professional photographer and dancing teacher from 1869 until 1893. Wivell also became the proprietor of Adelaide's leading commercial art gallery in the 1880s.

professional photographer, art gallery proprietor and dancing teacher, appears to have been a name partner in the photographic firm of Wivell & Johnstone (almost certainly H.J. Johnstone ) which exhibited a collection of photographs at the 1856 Victorian Exhibition of Art. By 1869, however, E.J. Wivell was listed as a 'professor of dancing’ at 231 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia. He published a manual on ballroom dancing about 1874 and apparently continued as a dancing teacher until 1893 (when last listed as such in directories), by which time his son, E.J. Wivell junior, was a violin teacher. Nevertheless, he retained an interest in photography and during the 1870s was closely associated with George Freeman , being secretary of Freeman’s Melbourne Photographic Company until December 1878. The two published an album of Adelaide views in 1874. Wivell took over the role of proprietor of Adelaide’s leading commercial art gallery from Freeman in 1880 when he established an art gallery in his Rundle Street premises. Most of his exhibits were minor British and European works, including engravings after portraits by his father Abraham Wivell, but the gallery especially featured 'nearly twenty paintings’ of South Australian scenery by Wivell’s presumed former partner, the 'famous Australian artist, Mr. H.J. Johnstone’ (born in Birmingham). Photographs, presumably taken by Wivell’s firm, of the chef d’oeuvre of the collection, Johnstone’s Evening Shadows (subsequently purchased for the Art Gallery of South Australia) were presented to each subscriber to the art union Wivell founded in the same year in ...

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  • fl. 1856 - 1893

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  1. Advertiser buildings, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Advertiser buildings, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  2. Institute, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Institute, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,040.344)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,040.344)

  3. Rundle Street corner, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Rundle Street corner, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,038.047)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,038.047)

  4. Club House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Club House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,983.615)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,983.615)

  5. Bank of Australiasia, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Bank of Australiasia, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,817.684)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,817.684)

  6. Post Office and Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Post Office and Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,817.678)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,817.678)

  7. Views in the city of Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1874 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,737.381)

  8. Model School, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Model School, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,736.881)

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  9. Local Court, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Local Court, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,736.877)

  10. Philadelphia Exhibition photographs from South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Philadelphia Exhibition photographs from South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,677.59)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,677.59)

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  1. Johnstone, H. J., (Henry James) (1835-1907)
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    ... Wivell, Edward James ... Johnstone & James (Eaglehawk & Bendigo, 1857); Johnstone & Wivell (Collins Street East, 1857 ... Victorian goldfields, where he prospected until 1856. In 1862 H.J. Johnstone, in partnership with Miss E.F.K ...
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  2. Johnson, Charles E.
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  1. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS. Colonial Treasurer's Department.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 17 June 1927 [Issue No.80 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2907

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    ... Joshua Dyason, Crane-driver, Coif's Harbour. James Winchester Jack, Fireman Pilot Steamer. Neil Kelly ... Edward Rogers, Crane-driver, Woolgoolga. John Scott, Coxswain and Driver, Motor Launcli, Dawes Point ... 153 words
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  2. APPLE AND PEAR ORGANIZATION (ELECTION OF BOARD) REGULATIONS.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 8 May 1952 [Issue No.35] p 2429

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    ... Australian Apple and Pear Board namely:—Daniel James Malone and Thomas Dennis Wivell, to represent growers in ... candidates nominated are— (а) In the State of Tasmania— MALONE, Daniel James, Castle Forbes Bay, orchardist ... 286 words
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  3. AUSTRALIAN APPLE AND PEAR BOARD. APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES OF MEMBERS.
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    ... . Member. D. J. Malone R. J. Tulley H. E. Phillips T. D. Wivell H. K. C&ldicott R. W. Humphreys R. M ... . Carter A. G. Perjy W. H. Nichol W. B. Pascoe G. C. Parke Column 2. Deputy. Burnleigli Edward Weeding, of ... 209 words
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  1. MR. E. J. WIVELL. TO THE EDITOR.
    South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1867) Saturday 23 November 1867 p 3 Article
    ... that you will give my brief statements a place in your earliest issue. I am, Sir, &c., EDWARD JAMES ... MB. E. J. WIVELL. TO THE EDITOR. Sir- With reference to the late robberies committed by Mr ... 230 words
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  2. MR. E. J. WIVELL. TO THE EDITOR.
    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Tuesday 19 November 1867 p 3 Article
    ... .,. . EDWARD JAMES WIYELL. Grenfell-street East, Nov. , 18. ... MR. E. J. WIVELL. TO THE EDITOR. Sir—With, reference to the late robberjaa committed by Mr ... 231 words
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  3. Sudden Calls. By Wire. Adelaide, Friday.
    Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA : 1898 - 1918) Saturday 18 December 1909 p 3 Article
    ... fact that death was due to cancer. The other case was that of Mr. Edward J. Wivell, aged 70 years ... 88 words
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  1. Professor Wivell's annual pupil's matinee : [theatre program], 1882
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  2. Exhibition of British and foreign art by eminent artists, Old Exchange Rooms, Pirie Street ... ... : catalogue
    Wivell, E. J. (Edward James), 1833-1909
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  3. The ball room companion and pupil's self-help / by E.J. Wivell
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  4. Johnstone's Australian pictures : comprising reproductions of fifteen of the famous Australian paintings by this eminent artist
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  2. Black Thursday: William Strutt's 'itinerant picture' ... an itinerant picture in search of a place in a public collection
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  3. PERSONAL ITEMS
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